If your children love fluff, learn how to prepare it at home with this Homemade Marshmallow Fluff recipe. You will only need a handful of ingredients to prepare this sweet Marshmallow Cream treat.
Homemade Marshmallow Fluff Recipe
Who doesn’t love marshmallow fluff? From rice krispy treats to S’mores bars and cookies, you can make something for everyone with this delicious homemade marshmallow fluff recipe.
Do you buy a container of fluff each time you go to the grocery store? Your children might like eating it with peanut butter, but there is a good chance that you are using it in different recipes, too.
If it is a household staple, why not learn how to make it from scratch? Use this Homemade Marshmallow Fluff recipe to prepare the tastiest fluff you have ever tried.
Why you’ll love this Marshmallow Cream recipe
- Simple ingredients. You will only need five ingredients to make the Homemade Marshmallow Fluff. All of which you probably have in your kitchen, now.
- It saves money. You can save money in the long run by making the fluff from scratch at home instead of constantly buying it at the store.
- The taste is so much better. It tastes just as amazing, if not even better than the fluff you would normally purchase at the grocery store.
How to make Marshmallow Fluff from Scratch
**This is an abbreviated list. Be sure to see the recipe card below for full instructions and details.
- Add water, granulated sugar, and corn syrup, and heat the mixture until it reaches a soft boil.
- Add the whites to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
- Turn the mixer to low speed and slowly pour the sugar syrup into the egg whites.
- Turn the mixer to high speed and beat until stiff peaks form.
What Is Marshmallow Fluff?
Marshmallow Fluff is a marshmallow spread. It tastes a lot like a marshmallow that you would roast over a fire, but it is available in spread form.
You can add it to sandwiches with peanut butter or use it in other recipes.
What Is Marshmallow Cream Used In?
Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches are a popular lunch for children. You spread the peanut butter on one side, fluff on the other side, and serve the sandwich.
However, you can do much more than that. You can add it to chocolate chip cookies, homemade chocolate brownies, and even use it to make fresh fudge.
Can I Use a Hand Mixer?
If you do not have a stand mixer, you can use a hand mixer. However, you will need to hold the mixer for about eight minutes at the end, which may be tiring.
Even so, it is still worth it because the Homemade Marshmallow Fluff is that good.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- Store your fluff in a food storage container. Be sure to keep it stored in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.
- Slowly add your syrup into the egg white mixture. If you pour it in too fast, you can run into issues while trying to mix it.
- Check your candy thermometer often. You do not want to leave the sugar mixture on the stove after it reaches that 240 degrees F.
- If you can, pour the sugar syrup down the side of the bowl so it has time to cool slightly before hitting the egg whites– but be careful!
If your children enjoy fluff just as much as you do, prepare this Homemade Marshmallow Fluff. It is easy to make with just a few ingredients, and it tastes amazing!
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How to Make Marshmallow Fluff (Homemade Marshmallow Cream Recipe)
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Add the water, granulated sugar, and corn syrup to a small sauce pan fitted with a candy thermometer. Heat just until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage (240F).
- While the syrup is heating, add the whites to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and beat on medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
- Once the egg whites have formed soft peaks and the sugar syrup has reached 240F, turn the mixer to low speed and slowly pour the sugar syrup into the egg whites. If you can, pour the sugar syrup down the side of the bowl so it has time to cool slightly before hitting the egg whites– but be careful!
- Once all of the syrup has been added to the egg whites, turn the mixer to high speed and beat until stiff peaks form– about 7-8 minutes.
- Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to ten days.